the weekend that was: i’ve blogged all about it, so won’t go into too much detail here. but, this past weekend was the sacramento site of the national youth workers convention. and, it was the dallas site of the convencion internacional liderazgo juvenil (international youth workers convention — our spanish convention). i went to both.
where i am at the moment: sitting in my hotel room in sacramento, about to start really getting nervous about my closing general session talk, which i give in a few hours.
on my to-do list this week: i can hardly think beyond today. but, i assume this week will hold all kinds of catch-up work, post-convention.
procrastinating about: i suppose i have to go back to saying i’m procrastinating about my middle school ministry book i have to write. maybe i’ll take a couple mornings to make some progress on that this week.
book i’m in the midst of: the year of living biblically, by a.j. jacobs. wow — what a completely fun book! (i’m about 5 books behind in blog reviews, btw — maybe i can get caught up on that this week also).
music that seemed to catch my attention this past week: there’s this spanish rapper from puerto rico, a black guy with the world’s most amazing afro, who has been at a few of our spanish youth worker conventions in the last couple years. i heard him in argentina a month ago, then again in dallas this past weekend. and i picked up his cd. he’s valete, and he’s extremely good — i totally dig listening to him, even though i can’t understand the words! (i thought i’d just found him on itunes — but when i googled him, i discovered there’s a portugese hip-hop artist named valete also — different guy. so, i don’t know how to tell you to find the christian rapper called valete from the dominican; but he’s really good!).
next trip: home later today. then i have a trip to good ol’ grand rapids, with a bonus day in atlanta, next monday through wednesday.
how i’m feeling about this week: ready for some rest.